Within the framework of the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG), Laura Elena Suazo, presented the low-carbon livestock project that runs in Honduras.
Suazo pointed out that “in Honduras we are taking a step towards the transformation of the livestock sector, always focused on creating a low-carbon economy, this is a green project that will help us reduce the production of greenhouse gases.”
The project is led by the Secretariat of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG), Secretariat of Natural Resources and Environment (SERNA) with the technical support of the Tropical Agricultural Research and Teaching Center (CATIE), which is a support organization for the donor. , Mitigation Action Facility (MAF), and the killing of 15 local livestock organizations.
The shared model has been well received by other countries within the framework of the Central American Integration System (SICA), stimulating interest in early replicability to actively contribute to environmental sustainability and the efficient development of the livestock sector in the region. . The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Honduras also visited the pavilion of the Inter-American Institute IICA at COP28.
The official highlighted the new initiative implemented by the government of President Xiomara Castro, which seeks to improve the productivity and profitability of the livestock activity, while focusing on the restoration and conservation of natural resources and climate efficiency by reducing emissions. of greenhouse gases.
The project includes technical assistance, knowledge management, management and financial aspects. Participating ranchers will adopt 13 sustainable techniques and practices involved in managing their productive unit.
The project places funds in the Honduran Bank for Production and Housing (Banhprovi), so that the funds are available at friendly prices and thus they can make investments in their farms.
With a contribution of 13% of the agricultural Gross Domestic Product (GDP), livestock farming generates more than 400 thousand jobs every year, representing 36% of the economically active population.